Drug peddler arrested in Ganderbal, 2.5 kg poppy straw seized: Police

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Srinagar

Jammu and Kashmir police on Sunday claimed to has arrested a drug peddler and seized contraband substance from his possession.

A police spokesman said that one person identified as Mohammad Maqbool Bhat resident of Manigam arrested for drug supply offences has been taken to Police Station Ganderbal where he remains in custody.

“On a specific input, officers from the local police unit in presence of a magistrate have seized 2.5 kilograms of poppy straw from his Dhaba located at Wayil Bypass,” said the spokesman.

“In this regard, a case FIR No 111/2019 under relevant sections of law stands registered in Police Station Ganderbal and initiated investigations in the matter,” he said.

“Community members are requested to come forward with any information regarding drug peddlers in their neighbourhood. Persons found indulging in drug peddling will be dealt as per law,” said police spokesman in a statement.

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